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Compulsive Behavior

"Compulsive Behavior" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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The behavior of performing an act persistently and repetitively without it leading to reward or pleasure. The act is usually a small, circumscribed behavior, almost ritualistic, yet not pathologically disturbing. Examples of compulsive behavior include twirling of hair, checking something constantly, not wanting pennies in change, straightening tilted pictures, etc.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Compulsive Behavior" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Compulsive Behavior" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 5 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 2005 and 2007 and 2009 and 2018 and 2021
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